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Musa Name Meaning

Arabic: from the personal name Mūsā an Arabic form of the name of the Biblical prophet Moses . The Koran says (19:51): ‘He was especially chosen and he was a Messenger and a Prophet.’ It was borne by the seventh imam of the Shiite Muslims Mūsā al-Kāẓim (c. 745–799 imam from 765). This surname is found among both Muslims and Christians in part as an Arabized form of any of the Assyrian/Chaldean variants such as Moshe and Moushe. Compare Moosa Mosa Mousa Moussa and Mussa . Croatian: from the Muslim personal name Musa a Turkish form of the Biblical name Moses (see 1 above). This surname originated as a nickname during the Turkish occupation of the Balkans. Albanian: from Musë (definite form Musa) a short form of the Muslim personal name Mustafa or from the Muslim personal name Musa a Turkish form of the Biblical name Moses (see 1 above). Italian (southern): habitational name from a place called Musa particularly the one in Melito di Porto Salvo in Reggio Calabria and the one in Nissorìa in Enna province Sicily.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tusa, Mura, Mula, Busa, Husa, Mina, Mesa, Mousa, Mussa, Maia

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Where is the Musa family from?

You can see how Musa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Musa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Musa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Musa family living in Kansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Musa's in USA. Kansas had the highest population of Musa families in 1880.
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What did your Musa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Musa. 52% of Musa men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Musa women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Musa were Agent and Assembler. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Bartender
  • Salesman
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Saleslady
  • Domestic
  • Assembler
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Musa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Musa. For the veterans among your Musa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Musa lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Musa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Musa in 1955 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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